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Unlikely friends: Why we love odd animal pairs

by Pat Coate | November 06, 2009
“If they’re both young, their behavior is what we call 'plastic' ... It’s very malleable and they’re open to just about any experience and opportunity.”
- Dr. John Wright, animal behavior specialist

A video of best buddies Suriya (orangutan) and Roscoe (pooch) is a YouTube sensation.

They’re often actually the real deal, says John Wright, Ph.D., a certified applied animal behaviorist and professor of psychology at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

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